Help for those

Struggling with Addiction

Narconon means no-drugs or narcotics-none.

We are a non-profit, public benefit organization that is dedicated to helping people get off drugs and live productive lives.

We offer free counseling, assessments and free referrals to more than 11,000 centers nationwide.

Call today to speak to a counselor at 800-468-6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction. com.

Bingo Night

Calling all senior citizens ages 60 and up.

Come join us every Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a fun night of bingo and a chance to win great prizes. This event will be held at the Senior Citizens building located at Northside Park.

There will be a $2 entry fee and refreshments will be served. So come out and have some bingo fun.

Friday Night Entertainment

Come one, come all and listen to the delightful music by Derrell Fulton and The Night Shift Band.

Dance the night away to old favorites, contemporaries and music written by some of our own band members.

Enjoy great company in a smoke free atmosphere. An $8 cover charge includes coffee, soft drinks and bottled water.

Join us every Friday night beginning at 8 p.m.

We are located on Highway 15, eight miles north of the Neshoba County Coliseum on the left.

The Band Wildfire

The band "Wildfire" has moved from Longino to Meridian.

We want to thank all of our supporters who have been with us over the years; it was time to make a change, you can find us on Friday nights at "Your Place" located at 32303 old Highway 45 north in Meridian beginning at 8 p.m.

On Saturday nights, we play at the VFW (No, you do not have to be a member to attend) in Philadelphia beginning at 8 p.m.

The admission is still $8. For more information, contact Bill at 601-427-3404 or Jack at 601-938-1355.

Our email address is or you can reach us through Bill Burkes on Facebook.



The Recovery First NA meeting will be held at God's Tabernacle Church every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information call Ruthie Nash at 601-656-3565.



Anyone/everyone who wants or desires an opportunity to praise and pray to the Lord (shift-workers, etc., and person available during that time) are invited to a mid-week/mid-day prayer meeting every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Yates Drug Store (banquet room) on the square downtown Philadelphia.

(Extra parking around the back of the drug store).

MLK Parade Entrees

The Neshoba County Community In Action Parade Committee cordially invites you to participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Monday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m.

Applications to participate are available at the following places: the Neshoba County Library, Philadelphia-Neshoba County Economic Development Office (The Depot), and Education & Training Institute (250 West Beacon Street).

The application fee is $25. The theme is "Celebrating God's Drum Major, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

For questions or parade information, you may contact: Eva Tisdale at 601-479-1370, Tan Houston at 601-575-0909 or Arlene Brass at 601-656-8206.


A ServSafe food safety certification class will be held in Philadelphia in the Neshoba County Coliseum multi-purpose room on Jan. 28 and 29. The registration deadline has been extended to Jan. 7.

For more information and to obtain a registration form and the 6th Edition ServSafe Book, contact the Neshoba County Extension Service office at 601-656-4011.


Barbeque plates will be sold and a bake sale held on Jan. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Sanctuary Church to raise money for the Braylen Adkins family. For more information call Shea Townsend at 662-582-3800.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Anyone with family members buried at the cemetery is ask to help with its upkeep. Contributions can be mailed to: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 11881 Road 347, Philadelphia, MS 39350.

Donations Requested

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Community Policing Neighborhood Association are asking for your assistance in donations for school supplies for the children of Philadelphia Elementary School. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

Intro to Computer Class and Sewing Design Class

An 8-week introduction to computer class is scheduled to begin in Jan. at the Career-Tech (formerly Vo-Tech) Center. 2.5 CEUs will be given for this course. The cost is $75 and tentatively scheduled for Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m.

Also classes in Sewing Design will be offered beginning in Jan. from 4-6 p.m. and/or from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday nights. The 2.5 CEU class fee is $75. You may register beginning Jan. 7, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. or Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. until classes fill or begin.

Other courses may be offered if enough students are interested. Classes will start later in Jan. For more information call 601-656-8544.

Alzheimer's Meeting

The monthly Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group will meet Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at East Philadelphia Baptist Church, 635 East Main St. All family and caregiver of persons with Alzheimer's dementia are encouraged to attend.

Bounds Avenue Church

Pastor Ricky Rogers is in search of people that want to be lead by the Spirit by God unto righteousness.

Teachers, preachers, songleaders, worshipers, just true people looking for a place to worship in spirit and truth without drama.

Hope Indian Church

Hope Indian Baptist Church announces Winter Revival on Jan. 21-25 at 6 p.m.


Prayer Vigil

The annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil will be held at the Neshoba County Courthouse on Saturday evening, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

There will be a speaker and prayer afterwards to remember the almost 56 million unborn babies whose lives have been lost to abortion. The public is invited.

Girl Scouts Cookie Sale

Girl Scouts Cookie Sale begins Jan. 12.

Please contact a Troop Leader in you neighborhood or call Service Manager, Cassandra Anderson at 601-656-8052.

If you would like to become a Girl Scouts Troop Leader please contact Cassandra.

Qualification isdedication, she said.


The annual member meeting at Philadelphia Country Club will be Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

PHilly Youth Football Banquet

The Hilly Youth Football Banquet will be Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Neshoba County Coliseum. Each team member will get four free tickets. Tickets are available for $5.



 Mississippi College held fall commencement on Friday, Dec. 14. More than 400 students received diplomas during the three exercises held on campus.

Local students receiving degrees included Dustin Caleb Benson, M.S., of Philadelphia and Amanda Ann Fortenberry, M.H.S.A., Union.


Neshoba Baptist Church's January Bible study will be taught by Dr. Kevin Meador on Sunday, Jan. 13 through Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m.